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the country, police departments were showing the badge today. the tsa also stepping up passenger screenings. meanwhile, event organizers began revisiting security plans for big upcoming gatherings. the oklahoma city marathon, a bike race in houston, a 10k in miami, nascar in virginia, even the kentucky derby and indy 500 getting a second look. >> i think the events in boston yesterday will raise once again the consciousness that there is a reason, there is a need for the extra security that they encounter. >> reporter: since 9/11, there's been a dramatic increase in the use of security cameras. today an influential republican called for even more. >> being out on the street, there's not an expectation of privacy. >> reporter: at the lapd intelligence nerve center, the police chief insisted his cameras and officers can't do it alone. >> there is no way that 10,000 los angeles police officers can watch over a city of 4 million people. without the help of the people that they're watching. >> reporter: the message since 9/11, if you see something, say something. police and security experts are
farther and farther away from 9/11 americans have grown tired of being hassled by the tsa and the security at sporting events and this soft target a marathon underscores the fact that these threats remain very real. >> tom costello in washington for us this morning. >>> bill bratton is the former police commissioner in new york and served in los angeles as well. good morning. >> good morning. >> i know this strikes close to home for you. when you talk about securing an event like the boston march than, open air, outside event with thousands of spectators and runners, what kind of sweep do you think would have taken place prior to this? >> well, there's a multifocus, there's the intelligence analysis that is going on all the time to see if there's any chatter, any discussion on a number of these channels about the event. at the same time there's the physical security component of it, the bomb dogs, the physical barriers that are put up, all the various planning that goes into pulling off an event like this, the crowd control, emergency responders, response if necessary. certainly in yesterd
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